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a random act of violence. live in monte soreno christin ayers cbs 5. >> gunfire erupted on a california freeway injuring a woman that was celebrating her birthday. more than a half dozen bullets were fired in north hollywood. the woman was driving with her father, sister, and baby. a white impala pulled alongside them and someone opened fire for no apparent translator: 20- year-old was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. no one else including the child was hurt. the shooter is on the run. >> couples all over america are waiting for six men and three women to tell them if they have a institutional right to mary. cbs news report chip reed on the next big chapter in the battle over same sex marriage. >> reporter: they've been together 10 years and would like to make their relationship official. >> it's always been our dream to mary the person that we love. and to commit our lives to each other. >> but as residents of california they can't because four years ago california voters passed proposition eight banning same sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will
servings of rain and snow..n the holiday storm let up. >>> a true california christmas with servings of rain and snow. when the holiday storm will finally let up. >> and it was kind of nationalistic. >> yes. >> that was a specific request from our owners in china. >> from napa grapes to california real estate. why china is suddenly buying american. >>> and just in time for christmas, an injured dog rescued by the kindness of strangers. good evening and merry christmas. i'm elizabeth cook. let's get right to it. some impressive rainfall totals. paul? >> reporter: more rainfall. another inch of rainfall throughout much of the bay area. here is a four-hour time lapse of what has been going around this evening. maybe you've been hanging out chilling with your family. outside it's been quite the storm. it's been rough out there. here's what's going on right now with a little bit of the break in the north bay and the east bay, which has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past half hour. exiting san jose right now and across the past 20 to 30 minutes. and over
county joins dozens of other california cities and counties in banning plastic bags from grocery stores. in berkeley shoppers will also have to pay for recyclable bags in their stores. >> reporter: we're not going to be seeing plastic bags like this at grocery stores in alameda county soon. they can be harmful to the environment. so come january 1st, people are asked to bring their own bags or pay for one. alameda county, say goodbye to plastic bags and hello to reusable ones! starting january first, 1-time use plastic bags will no longer be allowed at checkouts. instead, customers must bring their own bag or pay a minimum of $0.10 for a recycled paper one. >> i think it's a great thing. >> chris: i. >> i don't know if i like it, but i understand it. >> reporter: they adopted the policy to reese litter and waste and conserve resources. a plastic bag is a threaten to marine life and are one of the most common items found littered throughout the streets. >> it may be inconvenient for the customer but there's a difference between inconvenience and what works for the world and the planet. >
taliban members were also killed. the doctor joseph was rescued unharmed. >>> well some california seniors fear that cuts made through the fiscal cliff could hurt them immensely. >> it helps security, medicare, and in medicaid. it's not even food on the table. that sour message. >> workers, community leaders rallied in 15 cities across the state today, including san francisco. they are urging congress to save social safety net programs and increase taxes on the wealthiest 2% instead. >>> with the fiscal deadline now just three weeks away, there's some optimism, a deal is in the works. the cbs reporter shows us the newfound enthusiasm that follows a face-to-face meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both
an abused german shepherd to california. shawn bennett on the people who stepped in to help. >> meet thor. >> if you leave a dog to die, that dog is not worthy and you can see he is worthy. >> reporter: the bog may have been abused and was weary underweight. >> he wayed 46-pounds, he should weigh close to 100. >> reporter: thor is struggling to eat. teresa says he smashes his food with his left paw and pushes it into the portion of his mouth he can open. >> i was hurt to think somebody could go to bed knowing me was starving. >> reporter: teresa tells us alaska airlines gave thor a free ticket to san francisco to get help. >> i can't believe they let me walk on the plane with this dog. >> reporter: doctors in alaska took a cat scan of thor's law. vets in rancho cordova will look to see what is wrong with the dog's jaw. >> we are going to go in there and remove the bone fusing his jaw together. >> reporter: the reason he was taken to rancho cordova is because of recommendation, because of the canine german shepherd involved in a shooting. in rancho cordova, shawn bennett, cbs5. >>> all rig
they claim with staying power. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> blue shield of california wants to raise rates again. according to the l.a. times some individuals would see their rates go up as much as 20%. the increase would affect more than 3300 customers. the new piece would take effect in march. some consumer advocates say they should use some of the money in its $4 billion reserve to cooperates down. >> there's a new name being floated to replace hillary clinton. massachusetts senator john kerry. it comes after susan rice abruptly withdrew her same. rice decided that fighting with republicans simply wasn't worth it. >> reporter: republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11th attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear the information she good faith american people was incorrect. >> reporter: rice testified behind closed doors, but her critics were unrelenting. >> bottom line i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september ex
in california. we were only the second state to allow it, and the only state to then ban it. it began back in 2004 here in san francisco. over a period of one month, san francisco issued some 4,000 marriage licenses to same sex couples under the direction of then mayor gavin newson. the ban was later ruled unconstitutional. same sex marriages will remain on hold until this case is finally settled by the u.s. supreme court. for more on today's announcement and reaction, go to cbssf.com. >>> a mother and her young son were killed on a head-on collision on the byron highway, which had just reopened. the chp says the truck driver had slowed for stopped traffic when a car coming in the opposite direction lost control and slammed in to it. the truck driver was not hurt. >>> police in the east bay are on the hunt for a kidnapper and rapist. investigators say these two sketches are of the same suspect from two separate crimes. one in you know, one last month. both attacks have happened in richmond's gavin corridor area. >> i was really shocked to find that out because i'm a parent and a single mom
: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. >> the water is getting better and the quality is getting much improved. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operator across the river and legend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agriculture runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. down river matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he said since shipping closed and wildlife has improved, the wildlife is returning. >> we have salmon, straight bass. they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there is still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters are making big splash. while is oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wasn't eat them. >>> coming up next, what may be a new challenge by the democratic majority in sacramento. >> prop 13. the people's initiative to limit property taxation. hour conversation with state senator mark leno, next. >> and it is back
for a california elementary school. why it now graces the name of a man historians call one of the most dangerous gangsters his time. >> no matter how many bumps in the road and land mines you hit, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. >> an east bay basketball player is breaking down barriers. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. tonight. by adopting the name of a notorious califora >>> an elementary school is making a name for itself by adopting the name of a notorious california outlet. vasquez was hung for murder. he lived a violent life, but he's also something of a folk hero. many hispanics view him as an avenger. >> he was not a murder. he was framed by the system at that time. he took from the rich and gave to the poor. he was
in the area. the california conservation court and the city maintenance crews will be out here making repairs as they say that a long- term project will begin next year. and in east pal alto, cbs 5. >>> well, a beautiful break today from that stormy weather. but there will be more rain on the way. >> yes, the weather center, cranking up the high definition doppler for us. what do you see? >> you can see the hearts content tonight, but not a single echo. the rain will be too far north at this point. and at this point we could exhale a bit. because the storm will be nothing like what we have over the weekend. it will be wet. and mostly by tomorrow evening that is over the bay area. but that storm that will be winding up, the low pressure is too far to the north as they do have moisture and they will increase the clouds tomorrow. rain will begin on the snow --snow hoe mental anguish area. but they don't look like too much. dry by christmas morning. it will not be a repeat of the weekend. the models are suggesting maybe about half an inch of rain from this and it will be windy, but not nearly as
they left after we approached them. >> get out of my face. >> reporter: a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight we reached the district spokesman out of state. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriatedly handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the pastor's use of federal money to pay his wife and son. >> she gets paid $100 an hour for her duties there as a teacher. >> i'm not aware of their particular compensation levels. >> it's all in your documents that you've approved. then you have robert lacy junior, and he gets paid $40 an hour. >> right. >> is that all acceptable? >> really, it's according to the programattic guidelines. s. >> how do you justify paying $21,000 to that st. andrew teacher who is part of that family-run school? that is a direct viola
. >>> and a televised stunt ends in serious injury. how a california magician ends up getting set on fire. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. >>> new tonight muni is trying to recover after a pair of rush hour mishaps. it first occurred when a woman was hit by the muni train near church and market streets. then a short time later a major power outage knocked out the rail system. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in san francisco where crews are working to get the trains back on track. liz? >> reporter: yeah, between 40,000 to 50,000 commuters were affected this evening. some took over two hours to get home. the muni meltdown all began here with a gruesome accident. >> all of a sudden she came across and i had seen her and the trolley. i mean it kept going past her and i had seen her. but when the trolley went past, i didn't see her. >> reporter: brandon watched as a woman in a wheelchair clipped the back of the trolley dragged underneath the trolley car along market from deloris to church street. >> she might have been bending over when the incident occurred. >> reporter: the woman was tak
, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and took careful thought, too, let me actual. a chilly start today, don't you think in. >> yeah, yeah freezeing. >> temperatures were literally freezing and in santa rosa last night and chilly with the numbers this morning, 30s and 40s, 45 degrees at concord; oakland, 40 degrees. sfo at 43 and san jose, 48 and below freezeing in santa rosa and a few high clouds as we gaze toward the bay bridge and out of the door this morning, still going to be cold as you head out an hour from now. the number yes are in the 40s for much of the bay area and chillier inland. partly sunny skies and that is a good day to really layer up. we will go a little bit more sun
. >>> a completely different scene in southern california. surfers are taking advantage of good waves that come along with the storm. got waves as high as 15 feet at manhattan beach. paul joins us again talking about rain. there is some clearing out there. >> we'll take as many breaks as we can get. when we get the rain, has nowhere to go now. we're getting a bit of a break before storm number 3 arrives. it's a good thing. let that rain, precipitation run off. it's going to pour tonight and tomorrow. here's a look at radar. scanning skies and not finding much. a few showers. it was pouring in the city itself. half-moon bay. big change right new. the rain has temporarily moved out. look at the rain up to the north. that has to work its way through the entire bay area. let's talk specifics. russian river, 35-foot crest. that likely will occur just before lunchtime on monday. that is moderate flooding. thankfully not widespread flooding. 18-foot crest with moderate flooding likely. that crest because it's a smaller river will occur quicker or earlier. that's going to be around lunchtime tomorrow. watch
including california. >> we're considerably higher in the bay area than the rest of the country. our entry level homes are tough. so when you start sees homes in the east bay for $250,000, people are lining up for them. >> what's making home buying more affordable? mortgage rates are near record low, while rents are on the rise. >>> we are due to fall off the fiscal cliff in four weeks. tonight each side still insists the other's plan is impossible. republicans have dismissed the president's proposal as outlandish. democrats complain the gop plan is too vague. but the sticking point is the same. the president will not sign anything without a tax increase for the nation's highest earners. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> the gop counter offer calls for raising $800 billion in revenue without raising taxes. jay carney liken today to magic beans and fairy dust. >>> still counting the multibillion dollars vote that will not die. and how much the recount is costing bay area taxpayers. >> and the day after
it wouldn't be figured out by the public. >> reporter: california was the only state to have a perk for cars until a year ago. the program was ended to $55 million a year. some -- -- $5 million a year. this chevy tahoe wracked up thousands of dollars of work. the car was nearly 100,000 miles. he bought it weeks later. >> as a taxpayer, it's my money going to it, so it's frustrating. >> it sounds like we're getting ripped off. [ laughter ] >> doesn't sound fair at all. we work really hard for our money. >> reporter: when lawmakers gave up their car, they got auctioned to dealers, they told me. lawmakers could then buy their cars. the cost. construction materials. labor costs. but >>> when an agency like bart launches a major project, any number of things can drive up the cost. but the extension toward san jose has hit a unique program: birds. and a lot of them! the price tag has soared into the millions of dollars. >> we had a sense of what we were going to get into, but we didn't understand the magnitude of it. >> reporter: who could imagine that red tailed hawks, house finches and doves cou
. what that could mean for the california economy. >> if you're against it signing up here. >> they're prepped for a fight against a corporate giant. why some members of this neighborhood are determined to prevent the opening of yet another starbucks. >> mother nature offering us a break tonight. there is nothing, zero rainfall on high def doppler. we're coming up on a weekend. will it stay dry for saturday and sunday? here's a live peek outside. we'll see if the forecast looks good. america" label is the latest thing from apple. the silicon valley giant is aboo spend millions to begin makg computers in the >>> a made in america label is the latest thing from apple. about to spend millions of dollars to begin making computers in the united states. len ramirez on how the company is trying to tap into a hot new consumer trend. >> reporter: apple fans love their iphones. ever look at the fine print? it says designed by apple in california, assembled in china. all apple products are made in china. that's about to change. ceo tim cook announced starting next year one line of computers wi
that approach. >>> and there could be another tax hike on the horizon for california smokers. papers have been filed for a 2014 ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax by another $1 a pack. that would raise about $800 million for the university of california system. among the supporters, lieutenant governor newsome. after nearly two months since superstorm sandy devastated the east coast, thousands of people are still trying to rebuild. days before christmas, volunteers delivered a little hope to one family. erika is in new york with that story. >> reporter: lanny doesn't have a job this christmas. superstorm sandy destroyed the restaurant where she and her three daughters worked. it also wiped out the first floor of their home in breezy point, new york. >> do you just want to be back in your home, even if it's not going to be the same? >> reporter: volunteers are trying to make that happen. days before christmas, seven of them put up insulation, an expensive job that this single mother says she just doesn't have money for right now. >> it's a relief. it's like a burden off your should
are there so people can't get them. >> and here in california, a group of the democratic senators are taking aim at the ammunition proposal. a big permit to buy the ammunition, which would require a background check. and reporting from mountainview, cbs 5. >> so that's what's going on at the gun stores and the efforts to get them off the streets. and no, that doesn't necessarily require an act of congress. and cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains it only takes about $200. >> i think if people really want to show that they are sick of violence in oakland and that's a direct response. >> just a few days over the gun buyback in oakland, the youth uprising say that even more young people have come forward to sell back all sorts of weapons for $200 each from handguns to rifles. even ones with a bay and net and many are more sophisticated than what the cops carry. >> this guy, a mac11, capable of going fully automatic. >> reporter: another young man turned in a machine gun as well. this is a calico .9 mm, going automatic with the choice between50 rounds and -- between 50 rounds and 100-round magazi
on assault weapons in california. we thought it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake up call for all of us in america >> reporter: until now with 20 children shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, they say it is time to stop the mayhem, wanting to reintroduce the bullet banned that failed last year. they allow them to get around the state banned on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case, a bullet to release the magazine. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons banned in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> reporter: senator yee wants to go much further by adding yearly background checks on gun owners and mental health evallations, but limit the ammunition. >> look right now people are being reactionary about passing gun control laws, but they have no real impact. >> reporter: he is the chairman for the gun rights, but he does not believe that bans on assault weapons or other gun parts are the way to prevent violence.
california and into nevada. >> it's not a bad deal! this thing is pretty luxurious too. to go from san francisco to la, it's $30, just under 8 hours. that is cheaper than greyhound. faster and cheaper than amtrak. and while southwest airlines will get you there much faster, it could cost you 5-times as much to fly. >>> how hard does the 49ers' quarterback throw a football? randy moss is going to show you! and why are the warriors celebrating so hard? they're off to their best st in 20 ye >>> so far the warriors are the biggest surprise in basketball! at 15-7, they're off to their best start in 20 years! what better way to measure your progress than to take on the champs? king james is not getting the royal treatment, that's for sure! david lee threw him to the floor! lebron still finished with 31. warriors down by 4. stephen curry, the last two points. >> final 7 seconds of the game. 5, 3. inside and green! with 0.90 left! [ cheering and applause ] >> and the warriors beat the heat! >> how can you have your pudding if you don't beat the heat! >>> randy moss dislocated his finger on th
, low 40s. no rain yet. dry conditions. most of northern california. we will be cold and unstable for a while. see the clouds from the north and west. our air is coming down from the gulf of alaska. chilly stuff. we will stay chilly with waves of low pressure moving through, giving us rain from time to time. no flooding concerns but it will be chilly. highs in the 50s for the next 5- 7 days. this weekend we have showers around saturday and sunday. scattered showers, chilly for your weekend. oakland 56. that is normal. concord 52. san jose 55. palo alto 55. low 50s pleasant hills hills and pittsburg. extended forecast, scattered showers saturday and sunday. no break from the showers till the middle of next week. feels like winter. >> with the cool temperatures, any chance for snow? >> mount hamilton. >> that is our white christmas. thank you. >>> holiday display like no other in one city and what happened when the star was a no show. cbs 5 reporter juliette gooh rmore.. juliette. >>> is holiday show unlike anything you have ever seen. >> unless you are 2000 years old. cbs 5 juliett
lot of a southern california shopping mall. no one was hurt but the gunman forced a lockdown of stores and caused alarm. this afternoon's shooting comes days after a deadly mall shooting in oregon and just one day, of course, after the elementary school shooting in connecticut. preventing that type of violence, that's why gun owners turn in their weapons. the large turnover in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet to kill somebody. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buy back was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms, $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, our grand kids or someone can't get these guns. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's min
changed. >>> breaking news near the california/oregon border. black ice is being blamed for a massive 60-car pile-up on i-5. it happened on a 2-mile stretch between eureka and the oregon border. the interstate is closed in both directions. amazingly, there are no deaths reported, just minor and moderate injuries. >>> a new report on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi blasts higher ups at the state department for leaving the mission vulnerable. the review boert said systematic -- board said systematic failures led to insecurities. the panel's report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> a news crew from nbc is safe tonight after spending five days in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll ta
is amazingly still headed toward northern california. are we going to get a break between storms or is there another one coming? we're talking about a break right now. the winds go clockwise around high pressure. a northwest flow of air tomorrow. but you will be dry and chilly with partly sunny skies. by friday, our next rain-maker with about half as much rainfall as on christmas. rainfall returning late friday, early saturday, no flooding concerns at all, but rain will be falling by friday afternoon. all of tomorrow, the first half of friday, dry. the rest of the weekend is dry. an excellent weekend with lots of fresh snow in the ski areas. san jose tops out at 54. cupertino, 54. livermore 53, antioch 53 . rain is back late friday, early saturday, then we dry things out. sunday looking dry. new year's eve, nice , sunny, upper 50s. new year's day, good as well. no big storms but a chance of rain coming back as soon as friday afternoon. >>> nfl pro -bowl votes are in. and the warriors, a little chippy on the road! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, did not have a player selecd to >>> raider nation
@captioncolorado.com ] for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
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